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Large Turnout For 10th Thanksgiving Ecumenical Dinner

PAT VON NIDA (center) founder of the Thanksgiving Dinner, with many of the volunteers. She was honored for her many years of service.
STORY AND PHOTO BY MARK FETTERS
Once again the Ecumenical Thanksgiving Dinner provided a banquet of fun, food and fellowship for the North County community. This year was it was even more special because it was the tenth anniversary of the dinner. It was estimated that approximately 400 meals were served free of charge at this year’s event, which was held in the gymnasium of St. Ferdinand School on Thanksgiving Day.

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Area Churches Host What Has Become More Than Just A Thanksgiving Dinner

By Peter Burkemper

A very special anniversary takes place this Thanksgiving Day with the tenth anniversary of the annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Dinner. This year’s event will be held at St. Ferdinand Church, 1765 Charbonier Rd. in Florissant from 11:30-3.

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Fish Fries Still Plentiful in North County

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VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 4105 holds fish fries every Friday during Lent. While Joe Varvera (left) and Wally Kunkel fry the cod, Auxiliary President Lois Hubbard (front), Peggy Bonney and Laverne Tompkins serve spaghetti, cole slaw, potato salad and hush puppies. Fish fry hours are 3-7 p.m. The Post is located at 410 rue St. Francois in Old Town. JANE BANASZEK PHOTOS

STORY BY CAROL ARNETT

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Thanksgiving Dinner

BY CAROL ARNETT

Twenty-four turkeys are on the menu for the eighth annual ecumenical Thanksgiving dinner at St. Ferdinand church. The dinner, held by five churches, fed almost 600 people last year.

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